Country name: conventional long form: Empire of Austenasia
conventional short form: Austenasia
Area: total: ~24,863,950 sq feet
Population: 115 in total: 77 residents, and 38 non-residential subjects who have gained nationality through military service, having held the Throne, or having been granted the status by Parliament. The Empire also has 547 foreign Honorary Subjects, although this is merely a titular national affiliation granted upon application.
Government type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Administrative divisions: first-level: 7 Regions (and 13 Crown Dependencies); second-level: 13 Duchies; third-level: 22 Provinces; fourth-level: 9 Towns and Cities, 2 Marches, and 17 Territories.
Independence: from the United Kingdom, 20 September 2008.
Head of State: HIM Emperor Jonathan I (since 20 January 2013); heir presumptive is HIH Crown Princess Caroline (born 25 May 1998).
Head of Government: Prime Minister, Lord John Gordon, Viscount of Thetford (since 1 June 2020).
House of Representatives: comprised of a Representative from each Town and City in Austenasia.
Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; the Prime Minister is voted for out of the Representatives at least once every four years (next to be held on or before 12 February 2024).
Legislative Branch: The Parliament of Austenasia is comprised of the House of Representatives (including the Prime Minister if not also a Representative) and the Monarch.
Judicial Branch: Magistrates decide civil cases. In regards to criminal cases, Town Courts try misdemeanours, High Courts try second-class felonies, and the Imperial Court tries first-class felonies. Sentences are decided (some at their discretion, others within limits) by the Consuls.
Nationality: noun/adjective: Austenasian
Religion: Christianity is the state religion of the Empire, but freedom of belief and worship is enshrined in the Constitution. As of October 2020, 60.6% of Austenasians are Christian (out of which 42.4% are Roman Catholic, 37.9% Protestant, 16.7% Orthodox, and 3% Mormon), 12.8% are Sunni Muslim, 4.6% are Hindu, 4.6% have other religious affiliations, and 17.4% are either irreligious or have not recorded their religious affiliation.
Currency: Pound sterling (£)
Languages: English is used for all official purposes and in everyday communication throughout most of the Empire. There are, however, exceptions to the dominance of English in Austenasia. In Enfriqua, French is the vernacular; Marathi in Imperia; Turkish in Chalcedon and Trebizond; and Ukranian in Chersoneses.
Flag description: The Austenasian Star - a yellow background with five thick red lines going from the centre; one to the middle of the top side of the flag, one to the middle of the left side, one to the middle of the right side, one to the bottom-left corner and one to the bottom-right corner.
National Anthem: God save the Emperor, based on and to the tune of God save the Queen.